Political Capital

The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

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The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 353

That’s how many U.S. counties were minority-majority in July 2012, according to Census Bureau estimates. The 353 counties where non-Hispanic whites accounted for less than a majority of all residents represent about 11 percent of all 3,143 counties or their...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, June 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, June 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Jeb Bush: ‘Fifty Plus One’

It’s about winning, Jeb Bush says. David Brody, of “The Brody File” at the Christian Broadcasting Network, may have heard what we heard at last week’s Faith and Freedom Coalition: a Jeb Bush speaking a different line from Ralph Reed’s....

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People participate in a protest march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

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People participate in a protest march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

Reid Warns Warriors on Weekends

The Senate had barely gaveled into session today when Majority Leader Harry Reid started threatening to spoil his colleagues’ weekend plans to try to prod action on a bipartisan immigration overhaul proposal. “Unless we begin working on amendments soon, we...

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Attorney General Eric Holder attends President Barack Obama's immigration reform speech at the White House, June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Attorney General Eric Holder attends President Barack Obama's immigration reform speech at the White House, June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Holder’s ‘Transparency:’ Four Years Later

In March 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo to government agencies on complying with the Freedom of Information Act, which requires the prompt release of public records. Holder said in the document that timely responses are “an essential...

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Sen. John McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attend a campaign rally at Pima County Fairgrounds on March 26, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.

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Sen. John McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attend a campaign rally at Pima County Fairgrounds on March 26, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.

McCain vs. Palin on Syria: U.S. vs. Allah

John McCain and Sarah Palin are operating on different pages these days. Recent tweets from McCain: .@SenJohnMcCain: We can’t just do nothing anymore http://t.co/WbB1pLiaZe #Syria — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 13, 2013   Our failure to act is unconscionable:...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivers the main address during Class Day for Yale seniors at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., on May 19, 2013.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivers the main address during Class Day for Yale seniors at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., on May 19, 2013.

Booker Crosses Jersey’s Giants-Eagles Line

New Jersey is in many respects a state divided: to the north, the New York Giants and Jets rule the football universe, pizza is the quick-fix of choice. And a night out in “The City” means one thing, Manhattan. Down...

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Imelda Stanton in Hatty Potter and the Oder of the Phoenix.

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Imelda Stanton in Hatty Potter and the Oder of the Phoenix.

Snowden Channels Harry Potter

It’s probably best to pet a phoenix as the newborn chick. It could get dicey on “burning day,” when the phoenix bursts into flames as part of its mythological regeneration. That creature of Greek mythology cyclically regenerated or reborn, arising...

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Demonstrators in favor of the Affordable Care Act stand outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

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Demonstrators in favor of the Affordable Care Act stand outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Organizing for Health Care: $1 Million TV Ad-Buy from Obama-Backers

Organizing for Action, the nonprofit born out of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, announced today that it will run TV ads in support of the health care law that extends coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and is credited with...

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